When using our browser, there are times when it may be interesting for us to perform several actions at the same time, For example, we may want to open two or more websites or the possibility of deleting the browsing history or emptying the cache. before closing it. This is something that could even be done individually, but what if doing them all at once with a simple command?
Take multiple actions at the same time
This is something that the Vivaldi developers have been thinking about, who have created a new function called “Chain of Commands”. They are a group of commands that are executed through a previously created sequence. In this way, we will be able to activate a chain by means of quick commands through a keyboard shortcut or mouse gestures customized. A task especially aimed at users who require more advanced use of the browser
Thanks to the use of these chains we will be able to perform multiple actions at once. So we will no longer have to remember and use different shortcuts to perform each action individually. The main idea is to perform several actions that make sense to each other, but in one go, such as combining the full screen and the reader to maximize the focus and reading experience.
The Chain of Command function comes to Vivaldi
To see the new Quick Commands we must have the latest version of Vivaldi Browser snapshot 2350.3, which we can download from this link. Once the browser is open, we must press «Options» and then on the «Quick Commands» section. Here, at the bottom we find the section of “Command Chains”.
As a test Vivaldi incorporates several preconfigured chains, so that we can see how they work. Just click the plus (+) icon to create a custom string. We must also write a name and start adding commands such as “Open link in current tab”, “Open links in the background”, “Manage profiles”, “Open links in tabs in the background” and “Quick commands”. Quick Commands can be run from the Quick Command overlay that is run with a tap on the F2 key or with the Ctrl + E shortcut.
Sometimes the action may require additional information. For example, if we select Open link in the current tab, we must indicate the link to the page that we want to open. We can add and remove the commands until we find the right combination. Once finished we press the button “Test Chain” to run the chain and check if it works.
These command strings can be executed directly from the Quick Commands menu or by assigning them keyboard shortcuts or mouse gestures individually. Without a doubt, an interesting function that is aimed at the most advanced users of the browser.